From Welkom to Bloem - four young SA models just made history in Italy


Four young South African models just made history in Italy as they all walked in the same show for Dolce & Gabbana Haute Couture. The setting was the Villa Carlotta, an 18th century architectural masterpiece at Lake Como.


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Four models represented by FANJAM model management recently walked the runway in designs so beautiful and opulent it will make any queen green with envy. 

Meet the South African beauties who are representing us so wonderfully in the world of fashion right now: 

Ansolet Rossouw, 18


Originally from Bloemfontein, she's taking the world by storm. She has done top editorials and recently covered Vogue Japan Beauty.

She has modelled for almost all the haute couture shows names including Valentino, Chanel official and Dolce & Gabbana and the agency says they are looking forward to her first beauty campaign being released in the next couple of months.

Chane Husselmann, 17

Currently finishing off her matric year, she has already accomplished most of her dreams in the modelling industry.
Chane has just returned home after travelling between Milan and Paris for the couture shows, working for top clients such as Balmain and Dolce and Gabbana.


Some of her recent work included main fashion for ELLE France and there are many more editorials/covers to be released in the next few months along with her first beauty campaign.

Elsa Hansen, 17


From Pretoria, Elsa has been with FANJAM for just over 3 months and already is a worldwide muse. Over the last month she has worked almost 5 days per week in Milan and the success keeps rolling in for her. Elsa is fully networked with the best international agencies worldwide and already confirmed to return in September to take her career to the next level.

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Kayla Van Deventer, 16

From Welkom, her first ever show was at this year’s Men’s Fashion Week in Milan for client Plein Sport.

Over the last month Kayla has worked between Spain, Milan and Paris with numerous editorials and covers to be released soon. Her proudest moment to date has been walking for Dolce & Gabbana.


This is just the beginning of her career, looking forward to what’s coming next for this and all these young stars!

Images via FANJAM. 

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